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Wallaby 09-03-2011 12:18 AM

When to clip?
I'm planning on giving Lacey a bib clip this winter just to help her sweat a little bit less when it's cold out but I'm not sure exactly when to clip her for the first time.

Obviously now is too soon but since her winter coat is very much starting to coming in, I figure I should start thinking about this.

So when do you start clipping your horse?

IndiesaurusRex 09-03-2011 01:38 PM

I would just say as soon as she begins to need it :) Some people say you should only do it at certain times, because it damages the coat, but I've never experienced that :-)
Don't forget to substitute what she might lose heat-wise with a rug when needed :-)

moking 11-18-2012 10:18 PM

November is a good time. I wouldn't do it any later than December.

Muppetgirl 11-18-2012 10:21 PM

I'm in Alberta, and I'm clipping my guy this coming week sometime....he's indoors, but he sweats so much that I can't get him dry.....I think anytime before Jan 1st is good.....although I'm just being cautious in saying that, as I have never seen any problem with summer coat coming in and clipping.....but I've heard of issues.......

Wallaby 11-18-2012 10:59 PM

Hah, thanks guys...however, this thread is over a year old. :wink: :lol:

Muppetgirl 11-18-2012 11:59 PM

Haha duh!

wetrain17 11-19-2012 10:58 AM

Its not so much when to start clipping as it is when to stop. I start clipping as soon as I see them getting fuzzy, but I will not clip after February. You dont want to clip/ruin the summer coat coming in.

Foxhunter 11-20-2012 04:46 PM

In the UK it is normal to start clipping in mid October as the coats start to grow. Then clip again in November and possibly January time.

Nikkibella 11-20-2012 07:32 PM

You can clip whenever he starts getting fuzzy , usually around late Oct. or Nov. but DONT CLIP LATE !!! You will ruin his spring/summer coat

Wallaby 11-20-2012 08:54 PM

Really, I promise you that this thread is super super old - check the OP date.
I do appreciate the help though, but I figured it out.

Maybe a picture will help... :wink:

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